AFRC Great Getaways Sweepstakes

By Tim Hipps
FMWRC Public Affairs

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps.

One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at

The grand prize includes a seven-night stay at one of five Armed Forces Recreation Centers, a luggage set, a digital camera, a set of golf clubs, and $2,500 for travel expenses. As many as four people may occupy the room.

The AFRCs are the Hale Koa Hotel on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii; Shades of Green on Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, South Korea; Cape Henry Inn and Beach Club on Fort Story near Virginia Beach, Va.; and Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany.

The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort sits at the foot of the Bavarian Alps.
- Photo by Tim Hipps, FMWRC Public Affairs
Ten $100 winners will be randomly selected each month of the contest. $100 winners can only win once, but all monthly winners will be eligible for the grand prize, as well. Active duty U.S. military personnel from all branches of Service, Reserve, National Guard, retirees, Family members and Department of Defense civilians 18 and older are eligible for the contest.

Eligible patrons may enter online or via a 3-by-5 card with name, address, telephone number and e-mail address sent to Great Getaways, PO Box 150304, Alexandria, VA, 22315. Limit is one entry per day.

The sweepstakes is not open to employees of FMWRC, USAA, Stars & Stripes, Armed Forces Recreation Centers and their Family members, or any other employees of companies providing prizes, products or services used in conjunction with the contest.

From a AFRC News Release